Energy Island Projects in Danish Grid: Technical Challenges
To reach Denmark’s climate targets, two artificial energy hubs will be constructed. One 3 GW hub located in the North Sea and a 2 GW hub in the Baltic sea. The ambition is to coordinate the roll-out of a large number of energy hubs especially in the North Sea ranging from 10-15 GW and inter-connect these hubs to facility landing of very large amounts of wind power but also to establish trade connections between countries. HVDC will be the main transmission component due to the distances between the hubs. Many technical challenges need to be solved to inter-connect and operate the hubs safely and reliably. These are issues as insuring stability in the energy hubs, ensuring the possibility of expansion over time as well as converter inter-operability. This talk introduces some of the most important challenges.
Dr. Jun Bum Kwon
(Senior Engineer, Grid Analysis Department, Energinet)